What are some of the benefits of fire watch security services? “Fire watch” is a term that means security officers are specifically looking out for fires. That means they’re on patrol at regular intervals around a place or property, covering that area with their watchful eyes. What do they look for? They’re looking for conditions that could increase the risk of a fire breaking out, or general fire hazards. Meanwhile, they can check fire alarms to make sure they’re operational, as well as fire suppression equipment, just in case.
Sometimes, for whatever reason, a fire monitoring system isn’t fully functional. When that happens, it makes sense to hire fire watch security officers. These officers not only watch out for fires, but also keep records of their patrols and what they find. These logs can be invaluable to companies who then want/need to report hazards and/or fires to authorities and insurance companies. If a fire does occur, a fire watch officers is there to call the fire department and guide their response by providing relevant information. Fire watch security officers don’t actually put out fires, but they definitely help minimize damage thanks to their watchful eye and quick response.
Fires are not good. They can damage property, kill people and, in the end, require a lot of time, money and effort to ultimately clean-up after… so preventing fires should always be on the mind of any business or company who cares about safety precautions. For instance, construction sites where there are buildings made of wood framing would benefit from fire watch security officers. Anywhere there are chemicals being stored should have a fire watch officer. Other places that benefit from fire watch security services include malls, hotels, restaurants, theaters, hospitals, schools, and industrial/manufacturing units. Oh, and concert venues, too– especially when concerts use fire/explosives.
Even when places have fire alarms and/or extinguishers, there’s always the chance something’s not functioning when you need it most– therefore, having fire watch security services is a way to catch an outbreak before it becomes a major problem.
LawDog Security & Investigations serves the Chicago area with various security services, including fire watch officers. Please contact us at 773-233-5742 for more information.